While we were officially founded in 2013, La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa was a long time in the making. Our board certified plastic surgeons at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre (LJCSC) recognized that many (if not all) of their cosmetic surgery patients could benefit from non-surgical treatments including injectables, fillers, and medical-grade skincare.
It all came down to finding the right provider, as their highest priority was to offer patients the same standard of care and quality of services with non-surgical treatments as they would expect from a plastic surgeon. When they met Lauren Amico-Reed, PA-C, MMS, a Stanford-trained, certified physician assistant, they knew they’d found their woman.
Our fearless (and may we say flawless) leader Lauren
Lauren joined LJCSC in March of 2013 as our first-ever Director of Aesthetic Services and quickly built a reputation for providing some of the very best care—and most amazing results—in San Diego. With Lauren on our team, we could now bring in more laser platforms, as well as popular body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting.
A medical spa in the making
Things really took off later that year when plastic surgeon Dr. John Smoot joined LJCSC. Dr. Smoot’s previous private practice had included a medical spa, which he brought with him and incorporated under the LJCSC brand. At that point, we had the capacity to offer even a broader range of treatments and to bring more top-notch talent onto our team. We established the “Laser & Skincare Clinic at LJCSC,” which was our name for several years.
Building an all-star team of San Diego skincare professionals
Over the next few years, Lauren was joined by several highly qualified medical providers: first laser resurfacing and skincare specialist Brittany Haley, RN, then our beloved licensed aesthetician Cameron Vessey, and eventually growing to include Julia Jowett, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, aesthetician Amy Adams, and our first-ever male medical spa provider, Khanh Nguyen, FNP-C.
Each of our providers was hand-selected by Lauren and our board certified plastic surgeons for their rigorous training and proven expertise in aesthetic medicine, as well as their clear passion for offering patients the very best care, results, and overall experience.
Standing on our own as La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa
In 2018, with seven providers on our team who offer over 40 non-surgical procedures and skincare treatments, we officially became the La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa, a division of LJCSC. While we have grown significantly, we still work closely with our plastic surgeons to provide seamless, integrated care for patients who desire both surgical and non-surgical solutions.
Leading the way in the medical spa industry
LJCSC was one of the first practices in the nation to implement a large-scale patient survey and review program—and we have adopted this program at La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa. Learning directly from our patients has been instrumental in our growth and success. We have an enormous knowledge base of what patients need and want from their cosmetic providers, and we have been able to consistently raise the bar to meet and exceed expectations of patient care, results, and experience.
We were also one of the very first to launch a patient loyalty program, the GLAMfam VIP Loyalty Club, which not only allows our patients to receive excellent care at a great value, but also helps them stay on track with their treatments to ensure they get the most out of their investment in aesthetic care.
Continuing a legacy of excellence in cosmetic medicine
Our unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, and superb patient care and education have made LJCSC one of the most successful private cosmetic surgery practices in the nation. Our standard of care is equally high at La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa. Our medical spa providers, support team, and administrative staff work seamlessly and tirelessly to ensure that every patient receives the utmost care and attention at every visit.
If this is your first time visiting La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa online, we welcome you to contact us to learn more about our practice, or better yet, schedule a free consultation with one of our medical spa providers. If you are already a member of the LJCSC/LJCMS family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing us and trusting us with your appearance and wellbeing. It is an honor to serve you.